Quickie Theatre

8253 Santa Monica Boulevard,
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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In 1973 the Los Angeles Times advertises this as a male cinema. This may win hands down for the most bizzare-named theatre.

Contributed by RobertR

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kencmcintyre on September 16, 2005 at 7:25 pm

I guess they showed short films…

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 17, 2005 at 7:36 am

Come and went so quick, even I missed this one! lol I was in West Hollywood when this was posted as a ‘newest theatre’ and didn’t have internet access, wish I had, as I could have checked out the current status.

Seriously though, doing a web search on this address comes up with a Thai restaurant called The Flowering Tree…selected extract from a web review of the restaurant:
‘…The Flowering Tree will delight your senses….Put on your comfiest brown corduroys and tattered sweater and enjoy a scrumptious earthy…..’


kencmcintyre on September 21, 2005 at 7:17 pm

I hear that this theater had meters on the seats – 25 cents for each ten minutes…

Bway on June 15, 2006 at 8:29 am

Ken mc are you serious or are you kidding? I guess it really is a “Quickie Theater” if you only got 10 minutes!

kencmcintyre on June 8, 2007 at 9:52 pm

September 1974 advertised all male films 10 am to 5 am. Gives them a couple of hours to sweep and mop, maybe make some fresh popcorn.

TLSLOEWS on February 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I hear the come and go there all the time.

David DeCoteau
David DeCoteau on December 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm

The exterior of the theatre was featured in the film LOVE ME DEADLY (1974)

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on August 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

CSWalczak on October 3, 2012 at 2:11 am

If you want bizarre, take a look at this photo of and this ad for what was the former University Theater in Cleveland, Oh.

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